American Gangster (2007) Poster


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The Great Train Robbery (1903) (Short)
If you stay till after the credits, Lucas fires his gun right into the audience, just like the Train Robber in the finale of "Great Train Robbery."
The French Connection (1971)
Mentioned by Richie Roberts, references to the drug testing and car commandeering scenes, and the mention of actor Fernando Rey.
Super Fly (1972)
Mentioned once.
Across 110th Street (1972)
Song (Across 110th Street) from movie played.

Referenced in 

Entourage: The Dream Team (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ari in reference to (producer) Brian Grazer
Frank TV: Money in the Frank (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Pacino and DeNiro at the Movies skit
Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
#5 on Roeper's list.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film is referenced during talk of the 2008 Academy Awards. (Bill's pick for best picture)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill picks Rudy Dee for best supporting actress in this film for 'The 80th Annual Academy Awards'.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Poster in Ryan's room
Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Adele (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.83 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
By Greg Kinnear, when presenting Best Supporting Actress.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $5,000 question
Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)
The part where the nuns are preparing the drugs naked is a reference to the scene in American Gangster where naked women cut up drugs
The Cleveland Show: American Prankster (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Face Off: American Gangster (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Film 2014: Episode dated 10 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ridley Scott
This documentary features the real life men who inspired American Gangster

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Making of 'American Gangster' (2007) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 27 October 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: And the Nominees Are... (2008) (TV Episode)
Clip of Ruby Dee performance shown
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
American Grindhouse (2010)
John Landis mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Maltin on Movies: Awards Special 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.

Spoofed in 

South Park: Medicinal Fried Chicken (2010) (TV Episode)
the scene where nude women prepare the fried chicken for distribution

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